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5 recipes for when the power goes out

Campfire cooking

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Cooking in the dark

Between blackouts, rolling blackouts and the threat of really bad weather, you don't have to be a survivalist to get the shivers when the power goes out. Entire communities and towns are thrown into darkness turning comfy homes into drafty campsites. Relying on electricity to the extent that we do makes us all the more vulnerable when the juice stops flowing. To take that setback in stride and still get dinner on the table, you'll need potable water, a stockpile of ready-made food items and an alternative heat source.

Here's some field-tested recipe ideas for getting through a rough patch. Print and save for a rainy day. (Text: Enrique Gili)